Friday, September 21, 2018


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Pawleys Island: A Multi-Generational Family Tradition

When it comes to places that people come back to year after year, none are quite as special as Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

54 Perfect Day Trips from Atlanta

From surreal folk art environments to glitzy hotels, from secret gardens to town squares, here are our favorite quick escapes—all within 200 miles of Atlanta.

5 stops for auto buffs

Old Car City claims to be the world’s largest old car junkyard and the oldest junkyard jungle in Georgia, plus Atlanta Motor Speedway, Road Atlanta, Porsche Experience Center, and Dixie Speedway.
Kennesaw Mountain

Burn calories hiking to the top of Kennesaw Mountain

Though the Kennesaw Mountain National Park commemorates the Civil War, it is no tribute to the Lost Cause. But you don’t have to care about history to enjoy this fee-free park’s nearly 20 miles of trails.
Barnsley Resort

24 hours at Barnsley Resort

With such a remarkable backstory, it’s no surprise that the Barnsley estate still exudes romance three decades after the ruins were purchased and turned into a resort by a Bavarian prince (no joke). Now, the manor house’s brick skeleton serves as a dramatic set for candlelit dinners and parties.
Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Taste medal-winning wines at Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Medal-winning Tiger Mountain Vineyards is best known for introducing Petit Manseng to Georgia. The white grape from southern France yields a refreshing white wine, perfect for savoring at Tiger’s Red Barn Cafe.

Explore 7 colorful acres of folk art at Pasaquan

In 1935, three mystical beings from a land called Pasaquan came to Eddie Martin, a starving artist in New York and the son of a South Georgia sharecropper, in a fever dream. They told Martin how mankind could live in harmony and urged him to teach the world about this peaceful future through art.

12 festivals worth the drive

One festival for every month of the year: Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival in Gainesville, International Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon, Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens, and more.

3 places to see white columns

Check out nearly 100 antebellum homes while listening to an audio walking tour in Madison, view the three “Southern Trilogy” antebellum houses in Roswell, and the actual mansion that inspired Ashley Wilkes’s home in Gone with the Wind in Twelve Oaks.
Minor League Ballparks Gwinnett Stripers

Visit 6 fun Minor League ballparks

Sit close enough to hear the pop of the catcher’s mitt. Sip $1 PBRs on Dollar Drink Night. These six Minor League Baseball teams are within day-trip range!
Booth Western Art Museum

Visit 2 national-quality museums in Cartersville

Cartersville is home to two Smithsonian affiliate museums: the Booth Western Art Museum, which houses the largest permanent exhibition space for Western American art in the country, and the Tellus Science Museum, which features minerals, fossils, a digital planetarium, and an observatory with a 20-inch telescope.
Dahlonega General Store

3 things to do with kids in Dahlonega

Home to the nation’s first gold rush, the town still has two mines—Crisson Gold Mine and Consolidated Gold Mines. Also don't miss out on visiting the General Store and watching a show at the restored vintage Holly Theater.

The Dwell Hotel
Marked by top-notch service and designed to the hilt, these hotels aren’t just a place to stay; they’re stylish destinations in their own right. Our top five picks—all opened within the last year—are within 330 miles of Atlanta for a chic weekend escape. Read the full list.

Georgia’s landscape has everything from the rugged Appalachians to granite monadnocks and shady creekside trails. We whittled it down to 12 great hikes, fit for an experienced backpacker, day-tripper, or even an urban crusader (two are ITP!). Discover scenic spots and find out which trail is Georgia's toughest. Get out there and hike

Waffle House: 7 fun facts about this widely loved Southern staple

If you’ve ever had the midnight munchies, you’re probably a fan of this Southern mainstay.